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2008 Honda Civic Question: My 2008 Civic is making a chirping noise when it idles.

 

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CivicGirl66, Meriden, CT, May 17, 2014, 06:40
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I have noticed a problem with my car making a very loud chirping noise on the drivers side when I have my foot on the brake. When I let my foot of the brake and am moving the noise stops. I recently had the engine block replaced, (under a recall warranty), and also the radiator was replaced last year. Any thoughts?

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    ProfessorG May 17, 2014, 06:45
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    Are you moving with the foot on the brake or sitting still. Just thinking maybe the brake pad wear indicator.

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    CivicGirl66, May 18, 2014, 10:20
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    Thank you for responding to my question. The problem appears to be only when I am stopped and have my foot on the brake pedal. Stops immediately when I take my foot off the brake.

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    ProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 10:23
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    So you are in gear with your foot on the brake. Is your engine moving like maybe a mount is bad or loose.

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    pushrod May 17, 2014, 06:45
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    Have belt tension checked...they are on the drivers side..... applying brake changes engine rpm and load.... could cause belt chirp!!!!

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